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Originally posted by Lunica
Very interesting, just a great find.
Not that hard to recognize and to see.
And they dont look very much like hieroglyphs. Thats the best part btw
For the blind people in here (and skeptics... )
[edit on 11-1-2009 by Lunica]
In 1646 John Greaves published “Pyramidographia: A description of the Pyramids in Egypt”, in his publication Mr. Greaves describes what he found inside the Queen’s Chamber as debris and stucco. It’s anyone’s guess what Mr. Greaves meant as debris; it’s tenuously possible that he may have been referring to broken pieces of the sarcophagus referenced by Edrisi.
The history of ancient India is largely a history of Hindu culture and progress. Hindu culture has a distinct claim to a higher antiquity than Assyrian schools would claim for Sargon I and as much or even higher antiquity than Egyptian scholars would claim for the commencement of the first dynasty of Kings. One aspect of this culture consists in India's political institutions which were almost modern. Modern warfare has developed on mechanical lines, giving less scope for the qualities of courage and individual leadership. The value and importance of the army were realized very early in the history of India, and this led to the maintenance of a permanent militia to put down dissent within and arrest aggression from without. This gave rise to the Ksatriya warrior caste, and the ksatram dharmam came to mean the primary duty of war. To serve the country by participating in war became the svadharma of this warrior community.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Byrd
If it doesn't match the known style of art. Then this could possibly open that very nasty can of worms of were the pyramids older than thought and based on an even older society that is now long gone.
Originally posted by rizla
reply to post by Byrd
Has your opinion changed since your post was rebutted on the site's own forum?
[edit on 12-1-2009 by rizla]
Originally posted by Byrd
I *do* think the walls were decorated. I *don't* see any evidence of it in those photos, based on my 10 years of doing rock art research.
If the chamber was decorated, it would have been covered with panels (granite is too slick for their painting materials to stick for any length of time) or stucco. We'd find traces of wood (which has apparently been found) or lots of bits of plaster (which apparently hasn't been found.) If for some reason they painted on the walls, the charcoal (black) paint would not have survived as well as the red (ochre, which stains everything) would have.
Originally posted by cormac mac airt
To me, this is less impressive with the second batch of photos. Like Byrd was saying earlier they're not in the Ancient Egyptian style. Also, there is no context for these pictures. The Egyptians didn't haphazardly place pictures of any kind just where ever, so why are these that way?
It's looking more like seeing what one wants to see.
Elephants, on the other hand, had apparently disappeared from Egypt by the historical period [Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods]. Nevertheless, some elephant ivory was brought into Egypt from Nubia
The glory of king Aakheperkare, the blessed, he has brought these elephant tusks, from his victories [in the southern and northern countries. His majesty hunted x] elephants [in the land of Naharin, being on a] horse carriage [after his majesty had set out in order to subdue Upper [Reten]u on [his x-th victorious campaign.
His majesty reached the the land] Ny [and found there these elephants. Never has anything similar occurred to earlier] kings. [These elephant tusks which his majesty [brought from this land, he gave them to the House of his father Amen, Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands, after] returning home in [strength, in victory and in triumph, after overcoming his enemies.
-Thutmose I (Akheperkare) (1527-1515)
-Naharin: Today's Syria
-There were no elephants in Egypt in historic times
-elephant tusks: luxuries generally received as tribute from Nubia or traded from Punt. A large part of the ivory used in Egypt came from hippos.
-Two Lands: Egypt
"You also forget the GREAT possibility the Egyptians as we know didnt build the pyramids."